Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Improvised Christmas Potholders

 A few months ago, I bought a 12 Days of Christmas by Kate Spain charm pack. I started cutting it up to make a rag wreath, but by the time I had tied on my entire charm pack, I realized I only had enough for half a wreath. By this time I was sort of wishing I never cut the thing up because I didn't really want to shell out another $9 for more fabric to finish it with. So, I untied all my little 1" x 5" strips of fabric and reused them on a couple of potholders! I hate good fabric going to waste.
I simply sewed the strips in a brick-pattern, then layered some batting between it and a square of white. I added an "A" to dress up the back of it a little (for Finn's teacher's initial). Here's a hint: use pre-made, extra-wide double fold binding. I usually make my own, but I found it so much quicker to just sew this around the edge!

Linking up with (links to the left):
Under the Table & Dreaming

Tea Rose Home
Embellishing Life
Craft-o-Maniac
Yesterday On Tuesday
Sew Chatty
Sumo's Sweet Stuff
Vintage Wanna Bee
Not Just A Housewife

6 comments:

  1. Love your pot-holders, well done. Clarice

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  2. so cute! If you have time make sure to come link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings today. www.ladybug-blessings.com

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  3. Those potholders are so cute--great idea!

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  4. These are wonderful, Great idea...

    I found you on Not Just A housewife.
    Merry Christmas
    Rochelle

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  5. I have been reading through all my lovely comments and found yours, it seems that you found me first lol. Your blog is great, so many wonderful ideas.

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  6. I love whipping up potholders. They are so neat for gifts for anyone. These are really nice.
    Thanks for sharing at Holly Bloggy.

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